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AluShape molding cloth
AluShape molding cloth
AluShape molding cloth
AluShape molding cloth

Terra

London, UK
May 2016

The Print Room Dance Company brings Hubert Essakow’s choreography, an exploration of the Earth (Terra) in ‘The Coronet’, a beautiful Victorian playhouse in London, Belgian visual artists Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’Hanis created a highly atmospheric theatrical landscape featuring AluShape Cretonne by ShowTex.

All looks fragile, liable to crumble at any time. A stage-filling AluShape Cretonne molding cloth suggests that the six dancers survived some latter-day Pompeian eruption that covered everything in dust. A pile of seemingly mismatched furniture, semi-buried in rubble; chairs in varying stages of deterioration, a wardrobe, a mirror, an old worn pendulum clock, … underline the idea of memento mori and the fleeting existence of ourselves and our belongings.

AluShape is the ideal fabric to create natural backdrops, stage scenery and props in a fast and easy way. It is surprisingly lightweight and thanks to its sturdy design it supports most set pieces without any reinforcement or supporting structure.